MESA Launches Dedicated NAB Portal

To promote news from its members before, during and after April’s NAB Show in Las Vegas, the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) has launched a dedicated web portal, featuring announcement previews, panel notices and more. To contribute, contact MESA editorial direct... More

M&E Journal: Network DVR: The Better Alternative To Cord-Cutting And OTT

By Eric Hybertson, Evolution Digital - Network DVR (nDVR) is the latest evolution in recording TV shows for time-shifted viewing. Recordable VHS tapes and VCRs gave way to stand alone DVRs, such as TiVo, as well as set-top boxes with DVR functionality from MVPDs. Now cable su... More

Media Execs: OTT, TV Everywhere Creating New Ad Opportunities, Challenges

NEW YORK — The growth of over-the-top (OTT) and TV Everywhere services are creating an increasing number of new opportunities, as well as challenges, for media companies and advertisers, according to media company executives who spoke at the Advanced Advertising conference Marc... More

Network Execs Talk VR, AR and Targeted Advertising

NEW YORK — Executives from A&E Networks, 21st Century Fox’s Fox Networks Group and Time Warner’s Turner Ignite are promoting their brands and content using new ad formats, platforms and technologies, executives said March 27 at the Advanced Advertising conference. Some o... More

Warner, HTC Vive Ready VR for ‘Ready Player One’

While major Hollywood studios have dabbled with virtual reality tie-ins for their properties, Warner Bros. has the perfect fit for its announced release of the sci-fi action thriller “Ready Player One.” Set for a theatrical debut March 30, 2018, of Steven Spielberg's novel... More

Dolby Cinema Heads to the Middle East

Dolby Cinema — the next-generation theatrical experience that combines Dolby Atmos surround sound and the Dolby Vision laser projection system — is expanding to the Middle East, with Reel Cinemas, the cinema brand under Emaar Entertainment, opening several theaters with the t... More

GameStop Execs: Nintendo Switch Supplies Not Meeting Consumer Demand

GameStop is seeing strong initial demand for the new Nintendo Switch hybrid video game console and portable system, but supplies are still not meeting demand and likely won’t be anytime soon, according to executives at the retailer. The lack of adequate Switch hardware since... More

Accenture Execs: Company Sees Strong Demand for Digital Cloud, Security Services

Accenture continued to see strong demand for its digital cloud and security-related services in its fiscal second quarter (ended Feb. 28), according to company executives. “We continue to see favorable market conditions in most areas of our business, especially as it relates... More

M&E Journal: Addressing Avails Challenges and Solutions in the World of Digital Delivery

Michael Kadenacy, My Eye Media - The concept behind content avails has always been simple: give digital retailers precise data regarding when a video is available to run, where it can publish, how it can be monetized (along with associated information, like languages and form... More

IBM, Salesforce CEOs Tout AI Advancements at InterConnect Conference

IBM and Salesforce executives touted the advancements that have been made in artificial intelligence (AI), as well as their visions for the technology, at the IBM InterConnect conference in Las Vegas March 21. Earlier this month, the companies announced a pact combining their ... More